In an optimistic attempt to acknowledge the beauty we miss, I’ll be posting something beautiful everyday for the next 356 days. Some will be new shots, others old and revived.
I didn’t think twice before buying this book, because obviously, Tom Hanks. Unfortunately, it is boring. Very boring. The stories are dull, lacking an edge to them and the narrative is too monotonous, almost robot-like.
But here’s a magical trick: try reading it in Tom Hanks’ voice. The effect is dramatic, I even bought the audiobook narrated by non other than Hanks himself. It actually put a smile on my face. 🙂
Damn. That was brutal in ways I can’t begin to describe. The kind of of books that leave you hiding in your room, because you would look so lame crying at your phone screen.
You venture into this story knowing full well how it ends (spoiler alert: they both die at the end), but when it comes, you’re never ready for it. No one is ever ready for death. And it broke my heart.
What would you do if you knew it was your last day to live?
I wanted to track my achievements in 2020, so I marked every hospital shift, every run, bike ride, swim, every book finished and every academic achievement. It’s been an eventful year! In 2020, I had:
– 75 hospital shifts.
– 69 runs/running-related activity.
– 30 bike rides.
– 12 swims.
– 1 academic achievement.
– 3 books finished (I planned to finish 100, but I forgive myself). 😀
– I did some yoga and strength training but failed to track the number.
So 2020 wasn’t the worst after all 🤷🏻♀️
So what did you achieve in 2020?
Well, this book has been quite a journey. A very intricately-woven, emotionally-charged trek. I’m impressed by Sanderson’ writing.
I had some difficulty, however, relating to that cosmic turn of events; the clash of gods and divine powers. I would have loved a more human conflict, or rather a more believable villain (at least to me), for unlike the author portrayed, I believe gods make no mistakes. Gods don’t fail. And most importantly, if you’re fighting the end of the world, an apocalypse, there’s no stopping it. Some ends are bound to happen eventually.
Nice try though. Now off to a new journey.
Here’s my newest collection of short stories. The book is inspired by real people suffering mental disorders, and aims to raise awareness against stigma. I write this not only as a psychiatrist, but also as a patient.
The first story in this book is mine.
To read the book, follow this link or click the book cover.
P.S. If you have a Wattpad account, I’d appreciate your votes and comments on my book. 🙂
Here comes a new story of mine! Please check it out on Wattpad.com, I’d appreciate any feedback indeed. 🙂
Here’s the 1st chapter!
My rating: 5 of 5 stars.
I let out a long “Awwww!” when I finished reading. This is one of the best-written books I have ever encountered, and Emma Orczy has officially become my top favourite classic female writer (yes, she has just surpassed Jane Austen)!
I was amazed by her assembly of words since the opening paragraph. Although the plot is so predictable, that you solve all the mysteries before she exposes them, although there were points were I felt that Marguerite, the smartest woman in Europe, couldn’t be that foolish, and other points where the pace was almost stagnant, I couldn’t help but enjoy and feel entertained by every line. After all, Emma Orczy still managed to make me fall for The Scarlet Pimpernel and his audacious wits! 🙂